I am going to Greece with my girlfriend. I have more time than she does so I plan on flying to the Balkan 2 weeks earlier, around May 23rd, and then traveling by land to meet her in Athens. I bought the LP Southern Europe book, though it is not as informative as I would like about bus times. I like to play it by ear when traveling and I find bus more flexible than train. From the LP it looks like I might not need bus reservations since it will not be the peak season. I was looking for…
I've a slightly tricky transport question. I'm in Pristina now and need to get to Vienna within a week or so. What would be the most convenient overland route given that I'd like to avoid over-long (8+ hours) bus journeys and also want to spend a couple of days in BiH?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I'm planning to travel from Pristina to Nis in a couple of weeks time. I'm trying to find information about this route - are there many buses, what's the current price? If anyone has done this recently, I'd appreciate your experience.
Also, I'll be coming from Albania before Kosovo - should I expect any issues entering Serbia (I have a British passport, I'm aware of the 2013 Brussels agreement, but I don't know what the reality is right now).
Im going to Serbia and wish to travel to Kosovo for a few day before going back to Serbia.
Is there a route from Novi Pazar to Peja. I understand the border crossing at Kulla/Rozaje is in Montenegro. Is it possible to do it this way?
If not, is it possible to use the border crossing at Bernjak/Banja or Jarninje to Pristina or Peja? Or is it considered to be too dangerous to use these border crossings.
I know it is possible to use the border crossing at Merdare, but I was trying to avoid entering…
Soon my plan is -
Istanbul to Tirana by flight,
7 days in Albania,
Albania to Kosovo by land,
7 days in Kosovo,
Kosovo to Albania by land,
1 day in Albania,
Tirana to Belgrade by flight,
7 days in Serbia,
Serbia to Kosovo by land,
1 day in Kosovo,
Pristina to Istanbul by flight.
Now I get Kosovo entry – exit stamp before Serbia. In such case will Serbian Immigration guys take interest in my Kosovo stamps, my Sri Lankan Passport and in me anywhere ? I have USA B1/B2 visa and am eligible to get…
I am making a 9-day trip to Macedonia/ Kosovo/ Albania, and would like to have your advice.
As I browse through blogs, a few Japanese ones mention about entry tax to Kosovo (10 euro). It is not mentioned on travel info & advice of government or guidebook, and I wonder how it is. I come by land (either bus or rental car) either from Skopje or Tirana.
Similarly, I hear that compulsory insurance is required paid at the border if I come by car from other country. Is it so? I havent decided whether I…
I often read messages about people willing to go "off the beaten tracks". Kosovo is your place, especially in winter !
From Pristina airport to city center, taxis ask for 20€. In Pristina, the pedestrian zone of Mother Tereza boulevard hosts many restaurants. Food is good and cheap. From Pristina to Gracanica, you need to go to the bus station (20mn by foot from city center) and take the bus going to Gniljan. Fast journey, 0,50€. In Gracanica, pizzeria Fratello serves good food for cheap prices…
I will be in Pristina soon and am hoping to visit Gracanica Monastery. Is it reasonable to do this by taxi (and, if so, how much would this cost)? (Alternatively, if going by bus, do I catch the bus from the central bus station and which bus do I catch?)
On a completely separate note, when travelling from Pristina airport into the town centre, I understand that there is no bus or shuttle. Roughly how much would you expect to pay for a taxi?
I will be travelling to Kosovo in a few days.
Whilst there, I am hoping to catch a bus from Pristina to Prizren & back.
I was wondering- do I need to book a ticket in advance or can I just roll up and get on the bus? Where in Pristina is the bus station for buses to Prizren?
Just one final question - does any one know where I can pick up/buy a city map of Pristina?
Thanks for your help!
after bothering you so much with all my question preparing this amazing trip... we went, we loved it and ehre is our reportage, thanks to all the precious help we got in this forum:
An unforgettable journey to discover places often far from the usual tourism, contact with people who have badly suffered and who, now, want to get up and go ahead.
From Tirana to the north of Albania through the picturesque Lake Koman before entering the battered Kosovo.
Prizren, Pristina, Pec ... with their…